Democracy Is in the Streets: From Port Huron to the Siege of Chicago, With a New Preface by the Author (Paperback)
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Democracy Is in the Streets: From Port Huron to the Siege of Chicago, With a New Preface by the Author (Paperback)

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Published: 20/09/1994
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On June 12, 1962, sixty young student activists drafted a manifesto for their generation—The Port Huron Statement—that ignited a decade of dissent. Democracy Is in the Streets is the definitive history of the major people and ideas that shaped the New Left in America during that turbulent decade. Because the 1960s generation is now moving into positions of power in politics, education, the media, and business, their early history is crucial to our understanding. James Miller, in his new Preface, puts the 1960s and them into a context for our time, claiming that something of value did happen: “Most of the large questions raised by that moment of chaotic openness—political questions about the limits of freedom, and cultural questions, too, about the authority of the past and the anarchy of the new—are with us still.”

Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674197251
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 508 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Careful, perceptive, and elegant. - Alan Brinkley, New York Review of Books

[An] excellent account…[by] an accomplished writer… Accurate, sympathetic, critical, learned… The leaders of the next [student] revolt will do well to read Mr. Miller’s fine book—for inspiration, and for admonition too. - Hendrik Hertzberg, New York Times Book Review

Brilliant… Original and astute… Anyone interested in American political thought will want to study this analysis. - Paul Berman, New Republic

Excellent…well written…makes a substantial contribution to the literature on the New Left. - Allen J. Matusow, Washington Post Book World

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